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Portuguese Numbers 1-100 Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 in Spelling, Vocabulary

Today we’re going to learn numbers in Portuguese from 1-100.  I’ve also added the transliteration, or how they’re pronounced, in Brazilian portuguese.

1 um oohm
2 dois doy-z
3 três treh-z
4 quatro kwah-troh
5 cinco seen-coh
6 seis say-z
7 sete seh-chee
8 oito oy-too
9 nove noh-vee
10 dez deh-z
11 onze ohn-zee
12 doze doh-zee
13 treze treh-zee
14 quatorze kwah-tour-zee
15 quinze keen-zee
16 dezesseis* deh-z-ee-say-z
17 dezessete* deh-z-ee-she-chee
18 dezoito deh-z-oy-too
19 dezenove* deh-z-ee-noh-vee
20 vinte veen-chee
21 vinte e um veen-chee-oohm
22 vinte e dois veen-chee-doy-z
30 trinta treen-tah
40 quarenta kwah-ren-tah
50 cinquenta seen-kwen-tah
60 sessenta seh-sen-tah
70 setenta seh-ten-tah
80 oitenta oy-ten-tah
90 noventa noh-ven-tah
100 cem say-m

Numbers in Portuguese are pretty simple as long as you memorize 1-19 and then the “tens,” twenty-one hundred, which, for the most part besides 20, are the root of the single number.  Unlike French numbers, there’s no tricky math or anything.  The patterns are similar to Italian or Spanish numbers.  The starred numbers, 16, 17, and 19 are spelled differently in Portugal, dezasseis, dezassete and dezanove, respectively.

Some people question whether the “e” is correct between “vinte” and “um,” etc.  is correct and whether the number “vinte um,” is not correct itself.  “Vinte um,” is correct (as is “vinte e um”) when speaking of a quantity of something.

ex,1. Year – ’96 = noventa e seis and not noventa seis

ex,2. Hours – Open 24 hours – Aberto vinte e quatro horas or Aberto vinte quatro horas.

Understandable? Let me know if you have any questions!


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  1. Gato Ze:

    This is great, muito abrigado!!

  2. jaka:

    You forgot how to form hundreds… 200, 300, etc… and thousands…

  3. polyana:

    i’m saving that + ordinals for my next post! 😉

  4. Sam:

    hi,am a male, zimbabwean, i wanna learn portugues , so am looking for friend who can speak or who are also learning portugues .please get in touch with me on my email address thus samuelc@mailbox.co.za male or female friends are welcome.i ussually travell to Mozambique,but i am looking forward to go to portugal very soon.



  5. Earl:

    In brasil,14 is spelled catorze not with the QU.

    • Justice:

      @Earl It’s Portuguese no Brazil

  6. Jarryd Pietersen:

    Hi there, is this your main blog or do you have an actual website, im asking because I want to start learning Portuguese.

  7. Veronicah:

    Am happy that today i learnt someting looking forward to learn more

  8. silungile:

    I want to learn portuguise, my husband is from mozambique. want to b able to communicate with most people in portuguise. we use mostly English at the moment.

  9. Cailie:

    It’s misleading to use the “m” in the pronunciation part because the sound of “m” is definitely not pronounced as it is in english.

  10. Emmi Rose:

    Thanks so much. The transliteration is VERY appreciated 🙂
    It’s exactly what i was looking for and I’m definitely coming back next time I have a question.

  11. Ashley:

    It was very helpful since I left my book in school in my locker and I needed the number​s for an assignment thank you

  12. sandy:

    muito obrigado